The toughest life on Earth

Living organisms surviving in open space supports the idea of ‘panspermia’ – life spreading from one planet to another, or even between solar systems.

The life in this case was lichen but it seems possible that organisms could colonise planets by hitching rides on asteroids. ESA (European Space Agency) is probing this intriguing theory further on future Station missions with different samples.

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